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My Son’s Sport Day

This will be our first sports Day in Yokohama. The program will start at 9am. We left the house around 8:30am and we thought we are early and we are wrong. See Below pictures.

Because this is our first time, we didn’t know that allowed to set up a tent. Now, we know! Next time we will bring our tent and chairs.

It was great weather not too hot but it was dry. Oh boy, my little boy has now grown up and his so slow in marathon need more practice. We saw other kids they so fast.

Every Grade they have some presentation.

we had a great time watching kids doing some sports and how challenging they are.

Below the video with the complete program.


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My Daughter First Field Trip

This is the first trip of my daughter. It was in Kanazawa Zoo. It’s our 2nd time visited this zoo. My daughter enjoyed it a lot. Happy kids but whenever she sees insects she’s scared so much. She will scream continuously while screaming she’s crying at the same time.


The weather is clear and dry. Great for the field trip and their’s a lot of schools also doing field trips. A bit crowded.

We also eat our lunch box (bento) before we go home because my son will go home early because tomorrow will be their Sports Feast (Day). I will post separately for his sports day. Anyway, we go home after we ate our lunch box. the trip end 11:30pm so anyone can stay and go around but as we go home. Below, some pictures from the trip.

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House Transformation

Last January as I posted on my previous blog that we moved from Osaka to Yokohama because of my husband job/work which is bigger company and compensation. Of course, my husband grabs the better opportunity and good for the family as well. Okay, Let’s go for our new house tour. But, first the house background. We bought the house not brand new. The owner bought it in the auction but not actually lives here and then he decided to sell it because it’s getting old. So, he’s not the original owner as well. Below are the pictures and after we cleaned, renovate esp the garden and arrange our things inside.


(Above) front of the house:  Before: As you can see lots of plants sprouting on the fence and side of the house After Pictures, New fence, and removed the plants and trees.


But, before putting the fence. We have to paint the house so, that it will look nice from the outside.

Below, the floor map of the House. It has 6 rooms (1 Japanese room – 1st flr. 1 master bedroom, 3 rooms with loft and 1 guest room, 2 shower room, 2 toilets & 1 bathroom) and walking closet)


It was really hard to find a new place especially if your budget is not that big and also the locations as well. We want more a residential place, quiet and good neighborhood as well. But, we have to find schools that are a bit near to the house as well for the kids convenient.

Below pictures are before. (1st floor)

Below the after of the house (cleaned, renovate and arrange)

We still lacking some stuff to be organized but pretty much looks like that.

Below, the before pictures of the 2nd floor of the house.

Below the After pictures

What good about this house was the garden. I love it!. Having a house in Japan rarely to have a huge house especially in a big city.

We had our housewarming (May 26) with our church friends at the Yokohama Internation Bible Church.

Below are the other pictures that on progress.

Btw, I got also my own room for my Crafts, Sewing, Arts, Knitting & Crochet.  Now, we can call it a Home.

My DIY Welcome wreath and some decoration as well. Loving it!

And, sorry I was so busy these past days it’s been a long delay to post.

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Ishikawa Trip

It’s been a long trip for us. From Yokohama to Ishikawa it took us 9hrs long drive. Plus 1hr. for stops. We leave Yokohama around 9:30pm (Evening) less traffic let say. As a


companion to the driver which is my husband, he might get sleepy when he sees me sleeping. I better to do something so, I bring along the iPad to watch Marvel Marathon that’s 14 movies on the row. Good Idea, but he needs to take a nap or break in a service area.




Even though is tiring drive, but when you see the place it was breathtaking. The Sea and Greenery mountain, full of trees. I’m a nature lover this kind of place will rarely be seen in the city.

Ishikawa Prefecture
Japanese transcription(s)
 • Japanese 石川県
 • Rōmaji Ishikawa-ken
Flag of Ishikawa Prefecture
Official logo of Ishikawa Prefecture
Location of Ishikawa Prefecture
Country Japan
Region Chūbu
Island Honshu
Capital Kanazawa
 • Governor Masanori Tanimoto
 • Total 4,185.22 km2 (1,615.92 sq mi)
Area rank 35th
Population (February 1, 2011)
 • Total 1,168,929
 • Rank 34th
 • Density 279.30/km2 (723.4/sq mi)
ISO 3166 code JP-17
Districts 5
Municipalities 19
Flower Black lily(Fritillaria camtschatcensis)
Tree Hiba (Thujopsis dolabrata)
Bird Golden eagle(Aquila chrysaetos)
Website [1]

Ishikawa Prefecture (石川県Ishikawa-ken) is a prefecture of Japan located in the Chūbu region on Honshu island.The capital is Kanazawa.


Ishikawa is on the Sea of Japan coast. The northern part of the prefecture consists of the narrow Noto Peninsula, while the southern part is wider and consists mostly of mountains with the prefecture’s chief city, Kanazawa, located in the coastal plain. The prefecture also has some islands, including NotojimaMitsukejimaHegurajima.

As of 1 April 2012, 13% of the total land area of the prefecture was designated as Natural Parks, namely the HakusanNational Park; Echizen-Kaga Kaigan and Noto Hantō Quasi-National Parks; and five Prefectural Natural Parks.[4]


Eleven cities are located in Ishikawa Prefecture:

After we drop our things, eat lunch and rest for a bit, we proceed to places to go around with the kids to enjoy (also us kid’s heart).

we had a great time playing to this huge playground Alice Science Park. (アリス館志賀を囲むように広がっている芝生広場には、サイクリングロードやいろいろな遊具があります。)

And free ride or use below just wait for your turn (fall in line).


And, I forgot what name of this place. It was full of flowers and nice view as well.

and take note, I got my model which is my little princess (daughter). She loves it.

Our 2nd Day, We went to the Market they call it Wajima, Ishiki Market. We eat brunch there which is seafood they all fresh. Love it! I was drooling and I want more!!!

after that, we go around the market. And we bought crabs and shrimp they will send it the next day.

After shopping, Kids turn. We went to the Aquarium a bit far took us 1hr going there.

There was a lot of people it was crowded :-(.

The aquarium is home to 40,000 animals of approximately 500 different species found in the sea waters near Noto Peninsula.

You will forget all about the time as you enjoy a variety of aquarium attractions and activities such as dolphins and sea lion show, otter feeding, penguins’ stroll, the sea bream’s world of light and sound, etc. Notojima Aquarium offers various interactive activities to the visitors such as animal feeding, touching animals such as dolphins and so on.

She know how to operate this coin car. She’s so brave. And, we have to take picture with the event schedule.

Fish everywhere (of course!)


Opening Hours

20th March ~ 30th November 09:00 am ~ 05:00 pm
1st December ~ 19th March 09:00 am ~ 04:30 pm

* Last entry 30 minutes before closing time.

Entry Fee

Adults (High school students and above) 1,850 Yen
Children (Elementary and junior high school students, children above the age of 3) 510 Yen
Group 20 persons or more Adults 1,650 Yen
Children 460 Yen
100 persons or more Adults 1,450 Yen
Children 410 Yen

* Free for children aged 2 or below.

He draw and will post on the projector. Above was his drawing.

We watch Dolphine and the Penguin walking. After, we go home and have our last supper with the our extended family from Osaka, Japan.


3rd Day, yup about to go home. What I really like about Japan, their Service Area are so clean and very convenient. The Toilet and stores/stall. One of the thing I love Japan their politeness and cleanliness.


Restroom are clean


Lunch before heading home

As we arrived, they also deliver our crabs and shrimp. So, convenient.


I took a video but, I didn’t edit yet. Hopefully, within this week or next week I will post. Becuase this coming Saturday, we will having a House Warming so, it will be busy a bit. Then, the other week perhaps I will be free do my editing and my craft also.

Hopefully, this post might help you to visit this place. It was a short trip but, we seize the day.

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Golden Week (Japan)

One of the long Holiday in Japan was the Golden week. What is Golden Week is all about in Japan? May 3-5 (Golden Week) is a week from 29th of April to early May containing numbers of Japanese Holiday.

Holiday Celebrated

  • April 29 
    • The Emperor’s Birthday
      • Tenchu Setsu, 1927-1948
      • Tenno Tanjobi, 1949-1988
    • Greenery Day, 1989-2006
      • It is a day to commune with nature and to be thankful for blessings. The day was renamed to “Greenery Day” to acknowledged the controversial wartime emperor’s love for plants without directly mentioning his name. Japanese practice it is seen as just another that expands the Golden Week vacation.
    • Showa Day, 2007-present
      • It honors the birthday of Emperor Showa (Hirohito) the reigning emperor from 1926 to 1989/ the Purpose of the Holiday is to encourage public reflection on the turbulent 63 years of Hirohito’s reign.
  • May 3
    • Constitution Memorial Day (Kenpo Kinenbi)
      • Is often chosen as a day to reflect on the meaning of democracy and the Japanese government.
  • May 4
    • Citizen’s Holiday, 1985-2006
      • Citizen’s Holiday is a generic term for any official holiday. May 4 was until 2007 an unnamed but official holiday because of a rule that converts any day between two holidays into a new holiday.
    • Greenery Day, 2007-present
  • May 5
    • Children’s Day (Also known as Boyz Day)

Here in Japan when a public holiday lands on a Sunday, the next day that is not already a holiday becomes a holiday for that year.

“Golden Week” based on the Japanese radio lingo “golden time”, which denotes the period with the highest listeners ratings. At that time, April 29 was a National Holiday celebrating the birth of the Showa Emperor. Upon his death in 1989, the day was renamed “Greenery Day” in 2007. Greenery Day was moved to May 4 and April 29 was renamed Showa Day to commemorate the late Emperor.

Golden Week is a popular time for holiday travel. If you ask me, yup, we will have a long vacation even though my husband work is in Global which means no holiday to him. But, of course, family first, he just takes a leave. And expect crowd places like trains, airports, roads, camping sites, etc.

We will have a holiday this coming Golden week and the next will be my son’s birthday. Just follow my twitter and Instagram account for more updates.

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Smashbook 2017

Finally, It’s been a long overdue to finish our Smashbook for 2017. We have our family tradition for Christmas vacation and also we have to meet some people for our new house to move in on January (2018) which is so close. Anyway, now I just finished arranging our things in our house especially organized kids as they are back to school. Here some capture for our Smashbook.

Front Cover

Some of the pages below.

And, also the video below.

BTW, What is Smashbook? I started doing this last 2015, I made it in a B6 Notebook until I realized I need more space and bigger like an album. I switched to a Sketch Book or a Drawing notebook which is has a thick paper you can use bold pentel pen. The Notebook style I think is for a single person. Anyway, Smashbook is like a scrapbook, journal, diary, an album all in one. If your lazy do it separate do it like this (Smashbook(. All you need a notebook, ballpen, gel pen (any writing tools), washi tape to decorate, glue, flat memories (like tickets, stubs, coupon, flyers, postcards, receipts etc.)

Smashbook rules… NONE, don’t be organized, messy is a must. A lot of things to see. Smashbook not only keeps a record of the photos you take and experience you have, but it can tell a story of the real life you are living. Embrace the messy, fingerprints everywhere, ripped corners — these are all part of the character of your Smashbook.

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